Safeguarding Young People in the Diocese of Broome
The Diocese of Broome is committed to the safety and well-being of children, youth and vulnerable people of its parishes and aims to raise awareness of our collective responsibility to safeguard and promote their welfare.
Whilst working towards providing all forms of safety for children, the Safeguarding Program is focused on the prevention of abuse and harm using a response framework considered to be best practice.
Guide to Safeguarding Information and Resources
The draft Safeguarding information and forms provided below are able to be accessed and utilised by Parish Priests, Parish Safeguarding Officers, parish workers, volunteers and all members of the parish and wider community as appropriate.
Whilst parish staff and community members are encouraged to be familiar with all Safeguarding information and forms, the following indicates the most relevant to each.
NOTE: Completion of forms is not necessary for concerns to be lodged. If a Safeguarding concern arises and forms cannot be readily accessed, directly contact your Parish Safeguarding Officer or the Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator: 0408 018 682 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Priority Forms: All Parish Staff and Community Members
Form 3 – Child Concern Referral: Record of disclosure or immediate concern, details of alleged victim, perpetrator and circumstances. Civil authority and church notification details and actions taken.
Form 17 – Safeguarding Incident Report Form: Record of an incident or general concern. Church record only – no civil authority notification.
Safeguarding Administration: Parish Priests and Parish Safeguarding Officers
Form 1 – Parish Safeguarding Officer Role and Nomination Form: For the information and appointment of Parish Safeguarding Officers.
Form 2 – Declaration & Form 18 – Handbook Declaration: All Church workers (paid and unpaid) to complete.
Form 11 – Parish Self-Audit: Initial and scheduled auditing of parish Safeguarding implementation.
Safeguarding Flyer: For distribution among parish community to inform and promote Safeguarding.
Safeguarding Handbook: For distribution among parish community to inform and promote Safeguarding.